Benefits of Saffron Tea

Saffron tea, an indigenous plant native to Asia and Europe, is harvested from its red stigmas. Cherished by ancient Greeks, saffron_teaRomans and Egyptians for use in the treatment of a wide range of diseases, as well as herbal and culinary delights. Recent clinical studies have shown its potential in the cure of many ailments. Continue reading

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Less than 30 mins preparation time and serves 4 -6.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 raw king prawns, shell and head on
  • 20 mussels, cleaned
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, blanched, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 200g/7oz paella rice
  • a pinch of saffron Continue reading
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Its that time of the year again so sample all the flavours of Christmas without the heaviness.


Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter and line a round, deep 20cm cake tin with two layers of baking parchment . Tie a few sheets of newspaper around the outside of the tin, level with the top of the baking parchment.

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Amazing-Benefits-Of-SaffronSaffron is known to be the world’s most expensive spice. Throughout history, dishonest dealers would adulterate their saffron by adding similar materials for added weight or by dyeing the lower quality saffron strands red, which is the sign of good quality saffron.

Pure saffron contains only the stigma of the Crocus flower with nothing else added. Pure saffron strands composed of red and yellow portions of the stigma are less potent than the pure saffron composed entirely of the red portions of the stigma. Continue reading

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glassFresh saffron is not the same as fresh produce. Saffron threads are not sold right after being plucked from the flower. Saffron threads need to be properly dehydrated to avoid mold and to prolong its shelf life. Once the dehydration process is complete then the saffron is ready to be sold. The term “fresh saffron” refers to saffron that is less than one year old. Continue reading

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This is known as Risotto con i Pisellini e Zafferano in Italy.rice_peas_saffron


  • 1 small onion, peeled and very finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 handfuls raw or cooked frozen peas
  • 340g/12oz arborio rice Continue reading
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índiceCook this warm and spicy curry for a simple meal.

For the curry :

2 tbsp olive oil

450g/1lb mix of loin of lamb and leg of lamb, cut into 5cm/2in pieces

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Saffron is a popular spice and an expensive one too. Its taste makes it great for usage in food, as refreshment and even for making beverages. Saffron’s unique colour, flavour and other properties give it culinary and medicinal characteristics that make it renowned all over the world. It belongs to the Iradaceae family and is a native of the South Europe regions. These regions originally cultivated and used saffron on a daily basis.

Health Benefits of Saffron:

Saffron is mostly known for its inclusion in food items. But it has very significant nutrients and chemical compounds which are beneficial in providing medicinal benefits. Let us look at a few of the saffron uses below:

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Saffron is the stigma of the Crocus sativus flower. The stigma is the female part of the flower. Each flower produces three stigmas Saffron Being Extractedthat are hand picked and dried. Because the stigma are so small, and must be hand picked, saffron is the most expensive spice on the market.

The best saffron uses only the upper bright-red stigma of the crocus flower. Lower grades will add the yellow style, which has no flavor. The lowest grades may be made of only the style. Good saffron should be bright red in color, never yellow.

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